a FLAWED PERFECTIONIST IN CHARGE OF HUMANS

Most of my day is spent chasing after toddlers

IF THERE’S NO TROPHY, WE BETTER HAVE FUN

If you are reading this, you’ve found where I keep my deepest. darkest secrets.

Totally kidding. But this is a place where I exercise a creative outlet.

I saw a meme over the last year that read: “Simmer down, Karen. There’s no award for best quarantine mom.” I chuckled. Then I stifled a cry a little. No, there’s no award. That’s because no one is winning at juggling all of this insanity in a graceful manner. But can’t we at least get a “participation trophy” in the form of an all-expense paid beach vacation?

We’ve all been forced to become “Pinterest parents”, making charts and doing our best to teach that math “we would never use in real life.” Or many of us put on a few extra pounds, and now must try to undo the bad habits we developed at the onset of staying in. I mean really, it was the worst of times and it was the worst of times.

As I cook and DIY myself into the upcoming months (maybe years?), this is where I’ll share my projects with you. None of it is award winning. But why not have a little fun?


Lovely Lemon Sugar Cookies

Luckily, these are super easy to whip up and I add a little frosting to get my fix in before we all start New Years Resolutions.

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Gingerbread, Gingerbread, Ginger all the way

“What do you want for Christmas?” I asked my 8 year old daughter. “Ummm…” she thought for a while. “Mom, I don’t know what I want. But can we please make gingerbread cookies? It’s my favorite part about Christmas.” As much as I’d love to think this has everything to do with the mother-daughter bonding, […]

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Fresh Cedar & Pine, Divine! My holiday wreath tradition

Year after year, we all start out by griping “I don’t know what I’m doing.” But within an hour, the group of about 30 or 40 people come out with gorgeous creations, no two the same. This creativity is just part of the hook. Once you put a fresh, fragrant work of art on your front door or over your fireplace, you will never go faux again.

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